Meet our team – the people who walk with you, care for you, and believe in you – every step of the way.  No one should cope with cancer alone, which is why we’re here, ready to hold your hand through it all.

Administration

Melanie Wilson

President & CEO
As a 2-time cancer survivor, Melanie brings a personal perspective to her role as CEO. She was also a caregiver for her husband and daughter during their cancer battles (her 21 year-old daughter succumbed to cancer in 2011). Since joining Cancer Care Services in 2010, the organization has expanded its free programs for cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors! Melanie was named a “Great Woman of Texas” by the Fort Worth Business Press – and is a member of Leadership Fort Worth, the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth, and the Baylor University Alumni Association.

Melanie Lara, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Todd Cooper

Vice President of Operations
Todd is a member of the Center for Non-Profit Management from which he has also earned his certification. He wants to make the world a better place even through small acts of kindness. He believes that by helping change just one person’s situation, that we can help them build a better life for themselves and their family.

Kim Fulk

Finance Coordinator | Accounts Receivable
Kim strives to be part of the solution for cancer care and share a world of kindness. Her work ensures that Cancer Care Services can give cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors the support they need to cope with cancer.

Erin Stedronsky

Finance Coordinator | Accounts Payable
Erin understands the importance of providing support and resources to those impacted by cancer, as she lost her father to brain cancer when she was 22 years old. Her work on the administrative team ensures that Cancer Care’s operations runs smoothly.

Fundraising

Susan Smith

Director of Grants
Cancer has affected Susan in her own life and the lives of her loved ones, so she wholeheartedly believes that Help = Hope for those impacted by cancer. Susan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University from where she earned a BA and MA.

Deanna Stuart

Vice President of Philanthropy
Cancer has directly impacted members of Deanna’s family, so she wants to make sure that no one has to go through cancer alone. A nine-year veteran of Cancer Care, she leads the agency’s fundraising team. Philanthropic support of Cancer Care comes from a wide variety of local sources – generous individuals, foundations, corporations and supporting events.

Rhea Jackson

Community Engagement Manager
Rhea is a professional member of WORTH and the Greater Arlington Chamber of Young Professionals. Rhea spreads awareness and support for Cancer Care Services so that her daughter has a place to turn to if she is impacted by cancer.

Becky Williams, MSW

Donor Engagement Manager
Becky is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and National Association of Social Workers. After seeing firsthand the impact of cancer, it is important for Becky to help Cancer Care Services ensure that no one has to experience the many facets of cancer alone.

Devyn Teague

Development Coordinator
Devyn knows that when someone you love has cancer, everything becomes overwhelming and it is difficult to always maintain hope. She joined Cancer Care Services in memory of her father, who passed from cancer, and seeks to spread awareness so that others know how Cancer Care can help.

Social Workers & Client Activities

Wendolyne Grice, BS

Community Health Worker, Bilingual Case Manager
Wendolyne strives to help eliminate barriers and disparities in healthcare within the Hispanic communities. She seeks to provide hope and peace of mind to those undergoing the arduous cancer journey.

Kelly Key

Office Coordinator
Kelly understands the impact cancer has on families who are less fortunate. Her family experience in México of a cancer diagnosis and not having access to resources was a big eye-opener to the impact of cancer. Kelly's personal experiences drive her to help every call she receives at Cancer Care.

Shawn Howard, LBSW

Community Social Worker
Shawn understands the anxiety that health problems and healthcare bills bring, so he finds it fulfilling to relieve the burden placed on those impacted by cancer. He supports each client's growth by providing resources and a listening ear. Shawn is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Association of Notaries as a public notary in Texas. In 2019, Shawn received the NASW-Texoma Branch University of North Texas Student of the Year award!

Christine Alfaro, LMSW

Clinic Social Worker
Christine strives to help individuals on their journey through cancer. She creates hope by providing her clients with resources that focus on enhancing their quality of life. Christine is a Notary Public and is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR.

Tracey Willingham, LMSW

Vice President of Client Programs
Tracey believes that no one should have to endure difficult moments alone. Every day, she is proud of how Cancer Care walks with others to reduce the impact of cancer.

Margaritta Jackson, LBSW

Director of Programs
Margaritta seeks to reduce the impact of cancer on the resident of Tarrant County. She especially wants to ensure that the caregivers of those with cancer are acknowledged and empowered to self-care.

Annie Presley, LCSW, OSW-C, CGCS

Adult Counselor
Annie became a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist through Evergreen Certification. The work she does at Cancer Care Services is in honor of her brother and mother who both passed from cancer. Annie is committed to assisting cancer clients and their families cope with cancer.

Brianna Silva, LPC

Children, Adolescents, and Young Adult Counselor
Brianna is a member of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) and became a DFW Child Mom Approved Therapist in 2021. Brianna is committed to helping families navigate the cancer journey because she believes every family deserves healing. For Brianna, it is a gift to be a part of the healing process.

Martti McMurry, MSW

Case Manager

Megan Clifton

Client Connection Manager and Survivorship Navigator
Megan is a professional member of the Make-A-Wish foundation of North Texas and was the 2019 Heart of Gold recipient from the Rutledge Cancer Foundation. Megan is a two time cancer survivor, and it is her goal in life to give back and work with the cancer community.

Tamika Chambers

Financial Advocate
Tamika is a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) Education Task Force. She works with those impacted by cancer to honor her grandmother and best friend.

Rebecca Moreno, CHW II

Financial Navigator
Rebecca is a member of the DFW-CHW Association, Preceptor, Shared Governance, Huddle Leader, and Re-Admit Task Force. She educates people with resources and empowers individuals to become self-sufficient.

Kayla Plocar, LMSW

Caregiver Social Worker
Kayla understand the firsthand impact that cancer has on the entire family. She strives to be there for her clients so that they never feel alone.

Danni Howard

Data Coordinator
Danni joined Cancer Care Services with the goal to have a positive impact on the lives of others! Her work reveals how Cancer Care has helped those impacted by cancer.

Erinn Anderson, LMSW

Clinic Social Worker
Erinn finds that helping others who are facing a difficult time is fulfilling for the giver and the recipient. She is honored to be the giver for those that are needing help.

Brittany Thornton, LBSW

Clinic Social Worker
When Brittany looks at the effects of cancer, she also sees the physical and mental health disparities, socioeconomic discrimination, racial injustices, and the gap in care between the insured and uninsured. These injustices motivate Brittany to join in the cause of making cancer support available to all.

Joy Rong, LMSW

Community and Clinic Social Worker
Joy seeks to extend a hand of service to those in need in honor of those who did the same for her. Her work provides care and support for those impacted by cancer.

Christi Jackson, LMSW

Clinic Social Worker
Christi aspires to bring hope to anyone impacted by cancer through connecting clients to resources and ensuring that they are not alone on their journey. Christi recognizes that cancer impacts all ages, gender, races, and socioeconomic statuses – cancer doesn’t judge and neither do we!

Dietitians

Lisa Hall, RD, CSO, LD

Dietitian Manager
Lisa is a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition, is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and was recognized as the Young Dietitian of the Year in 2009. She provides nutrition support to help ease the side effects from cancer treatment, reduce incidence and malnutrition, and provides guidance through treatment recovery. Lisa enjoys helping others and providing hope.

Caryn Fields, MS, RD, LD, CSO, CNSC

Registered Oncology Dietician
Caryn is a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and a Certified Specialist in Nutrition Support, along with being a professional member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Caryn empowers clients to make informed nutrition decisions to increase strength and address the symptoms of cancer. She says that “it’s more about what you can add to your diet instead of what you need to restrict.”

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